Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was an ambassador for the country.
Vusi Pikoli was Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's chosen candidate for the position.
At least 115 people, most of them South African, died when a church building collapsed in September.
The Department of Environmental Affairs says 282 people have been arrested for rhino poaching.
Gay and proud
Gays and lesbians from all walks of life stopped traffic as they celebrated Joburg Gay Pride.
An MSF doctor has contracted the virus.
The three month long Post Office strike continues as the two sides fail to reach an agreement.
The 800m world champion was killed in a car crash on Friday.
Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie want those who enter the U.S from West Africa to be quarantined.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative colleagues scrambled to beef up anti-terrorism legislation.
The Hout Bay store owner says three of the five armed criminals were dressed in police uniform.